Thursday, October 24, 2013


St. Anthony's relics made their first visit to Cork last Sunday arriving for the 11.00 am Mass at Holy Trinity.  His relics were escorted by three Conventual Franciscans, one Irish and two Italians and they were welcomed by the Bishop of Cork and Ross John Buckley.  They remained with us until the following morning when they went to Limerick.  People qeued up for hours to venerate the relics and the stewards did an excellent job of keeping everyone safe and orderly.  We resckon somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 people perhaps  more visited the relics over the day.  Some drove from the very ends of Kerry to visit.

Bishop Buckley incenses the relics.  Br. Jeremy is on the left and Br. Dermot, our Guardian, is in the middle.

The relics of St. Anthony 'Doctor Evangelicus'

Concelebrated Mass.

Bishop Buckley with some of his flock venerating St. Anthony.

Br. Dermot with the smaller reliquary before the huge crowd.

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